SAA thoughts

him: “Wait…how many of you are here?” me: “There are 12 of us here at the SAA annual meeting. 9 undergrads, 2 recent graduates, and Professor Dodd.” him: “You’re crazy…why would you invite your undergrads to a conference? Conferences are our chance to get away from them!” My colleaugue’s response kind of took me off […]

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High Times at the SAAs

Greetings from Atlanta! It’s 11:40 now…except that it’s actually 2:40…and we are finally turning in.  Archaeologists were still partying it up 33 floors below when we left the room at the Marriott and performed the obligatory peering over the railing for thrills.  The conference has been amazing so far–papers upon papers upon posters talking about everything archaeological under the […]

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So much going on

Congrats to all of the USC Archaeology folks who participated in the symposium. Seriously–you were awesome! Take a look at the write-up in theUSC College newsletter And an amazing quote: “For the 11th year, undergrads of Bruce Zuckerman and Lynn Swartz Dodd have taken top honors in the research symposium. Swartz Dodd and Zuckerman of […]

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The Mummy Returns

It is the mark of an interesting major that its explanation frequently requires disabusing people of notions acquired through big-budget, star powered, pyrotechnically floozy movies.  It’s fun to say you’re in archaeology not just because of the “Oh cool” that follows (Accounting majors probably get the same comment, but how many times do people actually mean it?) but […]

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the day after Judgment Day

“Have you recovered yet?” my archaeology professor sang out as he entered the classroom and beamed a camelid smile at the three or four students who had meandered in on time, then pivoted to a halt opposite my desk.  Given previous lecture emphases on drugged-up flying shamans, my mind scrambled to make a connection between […]

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